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The British Volunteer Movement 1794-1814

Austin Gee


This book provides a full view of the social, political, and military aspects of the volunteer movement of the French Wars: the volunteer infantry, yeomanry cavalry, and the armed associations in England, Scotland, and Wales from 1794 to 1814. It considers the antecedents of voluntary military forces, and the government planning that led to the formation and development of the volunteers and yeomanry. It shows how the administration of volunteering fitted into the existing system of county administration and central government. It analyses the geographical spread and concentrations of voluntee ... More

Keywords: voluntary military forces, French Wars, volunteer administration, geographical spread, volunteer membership, social structure, internal organization, public image, national defence planning, policing roles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199261253
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261253.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Austin Gee, author
Research Associate, King’s College, London